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06-19-2009, 04:12 AM
2009 Fall Southern California Rally comes to Buellton

Date: November 13-15, 2009

Location: Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground www.flyingflags.com (http://www.flyingflags.com/) 1-877-783-5247
Watch this video on-line tour of the RV Park and local attractions http://flyingflags.com/amenities/online-tour.asp (http://flyingflags.com/amenities/online-tour.asp)

Larry's cell - (949)306-2360 larryheadhunter@yahoo.com; Debbi's (949) 973-5101

Flying Flags last day of refundable reservations without penalty is October 28th.

Hi everyone, our 2009 Southern California Fall Rally is officially set for the dates above. Just is case of bad weather we have full use of Clubhouse 2 for any daytime activities as well as the Friday nite catered Italian Buffet dinner, Saturday Potluck dinner and the Sunday night BBQ dinner.

We have some great news for all attendees!!Pismo RV is bringing a new Landmark Grand Canyon, for all to see touch and feel Friday thru Sunday.

Pismo RV will also be sponsoring the Friday Night Catered Italian Dinner Buffet. Whoopee! Yes, everyone will receive a refund in their welcome packet.

Please bring one unwrapped $10-15 gift, per couple, that is RV related for the gift raffle on Saturday after the Potluck Dinner. Please drop off your gift on arrival when you pick up your badges and info packets at Larry's and Debbi's main rally site.

Special Guest Speakers
On Saturday night, November 14th,after the potluck dinner and raffle, we will be having a respectful FACTORY ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH JIM BELETTI,Heartland's Director of Owner Interests .

Give Heartland feedback on:
~What you like about your Heartland RV and the company
~How you feel they can improve their product
~What you would like to see on your next RV?

Jim will be speaking on various topics. This is not a complaining discussion, rather a constructive discussion. There may also be another speaker as well from a California dealership.

We need Volunteers to help plan, take on tasks, and generally assist Debbi and I in making this a great rally for all attending. If anyone can offer their services, please let us know as there will be plenty to plan for, so we can make our first large Socal Heartland Rally a huge success. You can contact Debbi at debula13@yahoo.com or on her cell to discuss your role or any service you can provide. Anyone who has special talents that can be utilized in preparation of this rally, we need to know ASAP.

THE SCHEDULE: As you can see below all days are open for all to do any activity they wish. Winery and golf packages are also available. Please post if you are interested in either of those activities so we can possibly join together as groups. Sounds like fun!

FRIDAY, November 13th:
Upon your arrival, no matter what day, pick up name badges, info packets, drop off RV gifts, and purchase raffle tickets for the Potluck Dinner raffle.
4PM on meet and greet Happy Hour cocktails (water and beer provided) at rally headquarters - Debbi and Larry’s site and the rec area next to Clubhouse 2.

6:00PM Flying Flags Catered Italian Buffet Dinner in Clubhouse 2. The main entree will be Lasagna. There will also be pizza, salad and water provided. BYOB. Dessert is included.

Nighttime Campfire Friday nite at rally headquarters (BYOB) & chairs, also, please bring a piece of firewood. We will have a firepit available all nites and expect some thrilling friday the 13th tales. 
SATURDAY, November 14th:

4:00-5:00 Meet and greet and Happy Hour Cocktails at rally headquarters and Clubhouse (BYOB).
5:30PM Pot luck dinner in Clubhouse 2. Please post what you are planning to bring for appetizers, salads, and main entrees. Gift raffle drawing following the potluck dinner, then the roundtable discussion.

Nighttime Campfire Saturday, depending on time and weather, at rally headquarters (BYOB) so please bring extra firewood to keep us warm and cozy.
SUNDAY, November 15th: (for all rally goers that stay Sunday)

4:00-5:00PM Happy Hour and socializing at rally headquarters (BYOB)
5:30PM Good-bye Dinner in Clubhouse or rally HQ site, where the meat will be bbq'd if weather permits. Burgers and hot dogs along with buns, condiments and utensils, will be sponsored by the SoCal Chapter. Please bring appetizers, side dishes, salads and desserts. Flying Flags is providing 2 large BBQ's for our cooking use. After dinner we will have a 50/25/25 raffle. Campfire Sunday nite at rally headquarters (BYOB) and please bring extra firewood.

The amenities of this super-clean resort include a heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor spas, new laundry facilities, newly remodeled campstore, satellite TV hookups, sit down internet workstations, sparkling clean restrooms, bring your own fire pits plus they will provide a fire pit at our main campsite. We will have our own clubhouse for all our indoor activities.

On site amenities include full hookups, with 50 amps and free wifi, diner/snack bar, propane, cable TV hookups, group recreation area just for our group, BBQ facilities, playground, rec room, biking roads, billiards, bird watching, entertainment, arcade and outdoor games including horseshoes, ping pong, scenic driving, all in a rural setting.

Nearby fun activities include a local Chumash casino with shuttle service, 18 hole, par 72 golf course Alisal River Course in Solvang, and there is a wonderful 9 hole golf course across the street from the RV park named Zaca Creek.

The incredible Danish city of Solvang is 5 minutes away, there are 30 wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley, beautiful Santa Barbara, fishing, horseback riding, sightseeing, nearby Pacific Ocean and lakes, boating (paddle and power for rent), hiking, forest areas and beach activities.

FYI, there is a great event Nov. 14-15th taking place in Santa Ynez (about 5 miles from Buellton). It is the annual Vaquero Show at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Carriage House. The Museum itself is fascinating if you enjoy Western Art and History. The Vaquero show features Cowboy and Western antiques and collectibles and artists, etc. It costs around $5 and runs from 9AM-5PM both days. The Museum is located on the corner of Sagunto and Faraday Streets in Santa Ynez. Perhaps some of our group would find it interesting.

As of Oct. 20th, we have commitments from 23 Heartland and 5 SOB owners in rigs and 1 Heartland employee staying in a cottage:

Jim Beletti (Dir. of Heartland Owners Interests), and his wife Nancy in a cottage on-site 11-11 till 11-16. (4 nites)
Mike Moreland (West Coast Heartland Landmark/ Bighorn Sales Mgr.) Saturday, 11-14.

1.Larry and Debbi Kuhn (larryheadhunter) Wagon Master and Wagon Madam 11-9 till 11-17 (8 nights) -SoCal members
2.Butch and Stacy Joyner (gmc) 11-11 till 11-17 (6 nights)
3.Doug and Judy Chaney (Doug and Judy) 11-12 till 11-16 (4 nights)
4.Art and Teresa Mitchell (TessaM) 11-11 till 11-16 (5 nights)
5.Marybeth Laguna (flamingknitter) 11-12 till 11-16 (4 nights)
6.Art and Cindy laMontagne-(lamontagne) 11-10 till 11-17 (7 nights)
7.Wes and Dale Reed (wesreed) bringing John and Annie Hassel11-12 till 11-16 (4 nights) new SoCal members
8.John and Lori Dawson (SOB’s)-11-11 till 11-16 (5 nights)
9.Jim and Lucy Reed (BillyJoeJimBob) 11-11 till 11-16 (5 nights)
10.Bruce and Barbara Inselman-(Beaverfan)11-13 till 11-16 (3 nights)
11.Bram and Sherry Arnold (Bram) 11-13 till 11-16 (3 nights)
12.Butch and Sharon Lee (B. Lee) 11-13 till 11-17 (4 nights)
13.Butch and Linda Cole (SOB's) 11-13 till 11-16 (3 nights)
14.David and Diane Thompson (Brickman) 11-12 till 11-15 (3 nights)
15.Charles and Joyce Wilson (62cwil) 11-11 till 11-16 (5 nights) new SoCal members
16.Dale and Jenny Valdivia-(Dale and Jen) 11-12 till 11-16 (4 nights) SoCal members
17.Mike and Gloria Noble (SOB's) 11-12 till 11-16 (4 nights)
18.Bob and Bo Sargent (NorthCalBob) 11-9 till 11-16 (7 nights)
19.Art and Mary Hernandez-(SOB's)-11-11 till 11-16 (5 nights)
20.John Grosshans and Mary Hawkins (slojohn)-11-13 till 11-16 (3 nights)
21.Wayne Marshall and Johanna Marshall(WayneMarshall)- 11-9 till 11-17-SoCal members (8 nights)
22.David and Kathy Esposto (1duffer101)-11-13 till 11-15 (2nights)
23.Floyd and Carol Philbrook (FLOYDPHILBROOK)-11-10 till 11-17 (7 nights)
24.Larry and Jan Weltikol-11-10 till 11-17 (7 nights)
25.Burt and Peggy Mills (bpmills) 11-12 till 11-16 SoCal member (4 nights)
26.Jerry and Sandy Williams (SpiderMonkey)-11-13 till 11-16 (3 nights)
27.John and Debbie Laliberte (jal555) 11-10 till 11-17 (7 nights)


Anyone who plays golf please refer to post #99 of this thread to give our favorite SOB, John Dawson a call at 831-234-4326 to set up your golf game day and tee times. Don't be late, we are keeping count. He would like to play on Friday, and if enough want to, on Saturday or Sunday as well. There are 2 courses, one 9 hole next door to Flying Flags, and an expensive Championship golf course nearby. Speak with John about the details.

Now let's start talking about 4 hour wine tasting tours. Are you ready to taste some great wines in local Santa Ynez Valley? If you are, now is the time to sign up and get ready to rock and roll. Please call me Larry Kuhn at 949 306 2360 if you want to go wine tasting either before the main rally or during. Normally it costs about $10-12 per person per wine tasting, and if our guide takes us to 4 wineries and we stop and eat lunch (either bring your own or we will order from the local tasty deli, to be picked up along the way) and also see a bunch of neat local gardens and secret hideaways, it should be a barrel of fun. Cost will be around $75 per person and lunch cost. Debbi and I will be selecting the wineries, but if you have any personal preferences, please let me know asap. We will have one tour on Wednesday,Thursday or Friday, and one or two on Saturday depending on interest level.
Let's have a helluva great rally and enjoy ourselves to the fullest.

I will update this rally thread as new information comes in.

06-19-2009, 11:08 AM
If only we could beam down to SoCal to join you. Unfortunately, as much as we enjoy the drive, it's a little too far for us to make the trip to see you all again! Looks like a lot of fun.

06-19-2009, 07:59 PM
Lori and Brent,
It was nice meeting you guys at the OR rally. Wish you could come to the awesome SOCAL rally in Buellton on Nov 13-15th but understand its a long way from Canada. Cya soon somewhere down the line.

06-20-2009, 03:29 PM
:D:D:DHey LARRY & DEBB count us in for the so cal rally, sounds like a lot of fun. I am still waiting on some S,O,B'S to let me know if they can make it but im sure there is going to be a good turn out, So everyone that would like to go get up out of thoses chairs hook up those rv's and come out with us. wonderful park , lots of friends and lets have one great big party.

06-20-2009, 08:14 PM
That's the great spirit we like to see. I will add you for Nov 12-15th for the socal rally in Buellton. I have you leaving the 16th.

06-22-2009, 11:34 PM
Larry are looking forward to your rally in Nov. Not exactly sure what our dates are yet, but will let you know at a later date.
We will see you in Oct. in Jackson. I'm sure it will be good because we will make it good. So every body out there get signed up before it's to late. Let's have a party.

Uncle Rog
06-23-2009, 05:09 PM
Shoot, we will be at the FF in September, and off to Furnace Creek for Turkey Day...

06-23-2009, 05:18 PM
Rog, its 2 weeks before turkey day. You can still come. Bob:D

06-23-2009, 09:39 PM
Hi gang,
We just got 2 more Heartland RVers committment to join us at the SOCAL Rally.

Please welcome Bram and Sherry Arnold (Bram) and their 2010 Sundance 2900 MK from Lemore, CA and Butch and Sharon Lee from Vacaville, CA. That brings us up to 13 Heartland and SOB rigs. Way to go. Sign up now as we need to inform Flying Flags we need more sites and right now they are available.

B. Lee
06-23-2009, 10:35 PM
Hello Larry,

We will arrive on 11/13 and leaving on 11/17. We look forward to meeting everyone.

Thanks, Butch and Sharon

06-23-2009, 11:28 PM
Hey Larry,,, do we need to contact flying flags directly? Think Roy and I will be there. So, please put us down as tentative and I'll firm that up with you. Right now, we have to evactuate the house, due to fumigating for Termites. Yikes, but thankfully, we have our Home away from Home! Nothing like camping on the street in front of your own house... LOL.

06-24-2009, 12:35 AM
Hi Dena,
Wow that will be awesome if you make it to the rally since we both went to the first socal rally and had a blast. The way it works is in order for us to get the 20% discount for groups, everyone has to pay me, and I will pay flying flags directly. So once your reservation and dates are confirmed, you will send me the costs including the $10.50 per person for the Italian Dinner Buffet for Friday nite November 13th. Shortly I will be editing the initial post I wrote to tell everyone what the total cost per night actually is, so no one has to guess what the tax is. LOL
Say hi to Roy from Debbi and me, and I hope you get back to me soon with a thumbs up that you are coming. Take a look at the schedule as it will be amended as necessary.
Sorry to hear about the stuck truck and the house fumigating, but oh well........ you guys will survive. Cya soon.

B. Lee
06-25-2009, 10:49 PM
Hey Larry, we were talking about the rally to some friends and they would like to attend with their SOB. How do we go about this? They will arrive and leave with us. They will have a 40ft motor home.

Thanks, Butch

06-25-2009, 10:50 PM
Hi everyone,
We just want to say how excited we are about our Nov 13-15th So Cal Chapter Rally in Buellton, CA.
We have a special attraction, so anyone who wants to attend just let me know.

LATE BREAKING NEWS: Special Guest Speakers

On Saturday night, November 14th,after the potluck dinner and the raffle, we will be having a FACTORY ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH Heartland's own MIKE MORELAND, Western Regional Sales Manager and JIM BELETTI, Director of Owner Interests.

Give Heartland feedback on:
~What you like about your Heartland RV and the company
~How you feel they can improve their product
~What you would like to see on your next RV?

Both Mike and Jim will be speaking on various topics TBD

I just wanted to let all Heartland owners know about this special event at our rally.

06-26-2009, 12:04 AM
Hey Larry, we were talking about the rally to some friends and they would like to attend with their SOB. How do we go about this? They will arrive and leave with us. They will have a 40ft motor home.

Thanks, Butch

Hi Butch Lee,

Your SOB's are welcome to join us for the whole shebang including the friday nite Italian Dinner Buffet, the potluck dinner, raffle and round table discussion. Just send me their contact info and I know their dates are the same as yours. Can't add them until u email or PM me their name.
My email for everyone is larryheadhunter@yahoo.com

06-30-2009, 08:27 AM
Hi Larry

This is to confirm that Kathy and I will arrive on Thursday and depart on Monday (4 days).

It was great meeting up with you and Deb over the weekend in Leavenworth. Thanks for taking the girls shopping while Troy and I played golf. YA! I know .... you like them better than us :-) Have a great time in Seattle.


07-05-2009, 06:32 PM
HI Everyone. . .We are looking forward to our first rally in November. We plan on extending our time beyond the rally dates (11/9 - 11/15). Our SOBs will not be able to make it, after all.

Diane and David Thompson

Dale and Jen
07-09-2009, 12:54 PM
Hi Larry
I sent you an email, didn't see this thread. Anyways, Dale and I plan to be there Nov. 12-16. Bringing along SOBs Mike and Gloria Noble. There may be more, I'll let you know. Please inclue the four of us for the Italian buffet on that Friday. as soon as you confirm, I will call Flying Flags and make our reservations. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! It's been a long time!!!!

07-10-2009, 08:01 PM
Hi Jen and Dale,
Great to hear from you again and really happy Deb and I will get to see you again at the Buellton rally. Mike and Gloria Noble are welcome as well. I will add both of you to the list and will cya soon.
Everyone check the original rally thread. We have 13 Heartlanders, 4 SOB's, and 2 Heartland employees. Fyi, JimBo Beletti is actually bringing his wife Nancy to our rally, so come one come all.

07-12-2009, 06:58 PM
Arthur & Cindy LaMontagne arrival Tuesday November 10th departure Tuesday Novenber 17th 7 nights. Larry please note the spelling of LaMontagne! looking forward to the funnnnn.

07-12-2009, 08:02 PM
Hi Arthur and Cindy,
We are so excited u guys are coming all the way from Lost Wages. I also counted you in for the Italian Dinner Buffet on Friday nite. Sorry about the misspelled name. It is now fixed. Thanks for calling today. We are in Gold Beach, OR heading back to CA tomorrow alive and well. Going to the Redwoods, Calistoga, Marina and 3 days in Buellton at Flying Flags to check the campground out for all of us. Then finally home on July 26th after 51 days of RVing in our Bighorn.

Everyone please check frequently the updated original rally thread as stuff changes frequently.

07-14-2009, 07:42 PM
Hi Larry, I would like to attend the Buellton rally arriving on saturday Nov 14th and leaving on tuesday Nov 17th. I purchased my new Eagle Ridge 29 SBRL which was delivered to me at a rally in Toppenish WA in June. My membership number is 1282. We are Charles & Joyce Wilson 7921 La Capela Ln. Carlsbad, CA. 92009

07-14-2009, 11:56 PM
Hi Larry, We would like to attend the rally for four days starting 11/12 - 11/15 . and sign us up for the Friday night dinner, We are Wes and Dale Reed from Ventura, Ca. We have a 2008 Cyclone 3912, Member # 1267 Would also like to bring a couple of SOB's. so that would be four for the buffet.

Wes and Dale Reed

07-15-2009, 11:14 AM
Hi Larry & Debbi,

Please put us down for 5 nights, arriving on Wednesday, Nov 11th and departing on Monday, Nov 16th. Dinner also for Fri night. I will PM you email addresses for our SOB friends, John/Lori and Jim/Lucy. We would also like to have them parked next to us.

We will be attending a McKenzie rally just prior to this, so it's nice that we can go from one rally to the next. LOL

We're looking forward to attending your Rally! :)


07-15-2009, 11:12 PM
Larry, if possible I would also liked to be parked next to Tessi and SOB's as we all in same club and going to McKenzie Rally just prior to this one.


07-16-2009, 04:35 PM

If possible we would like to be parked as far away as possible from Charles Wilson and the Mitchels...

Just kidding!!!

Jim and Lucy Reed

P.S. Hopefully we won't be SOB's at that time....

07-16-2009, 09:50 PM
Welcome Jim and Lucy,
Glad to have you. Am I to believe you are procuring a new Heartland RV?

Btw, all sites will be first come first served at the socal rally. I will have a block of sites and please pick your own.

Dale and Jen
07-18-2009, 01:52 PM
Hi Larry
We're back from another trip to San Jose. Please be sure to add us and our SOBs for dinner Friday night. Also, please let us know if there is any room for more SOBs....we may have a couple more who may want to join us. Thanks! Hope your Big Horn is all fixed up now and that you are back home!

07-18-2009, 09:15 PM
Larry, since you are doing first come first serve vs assigned spaces I am changing my plans so I can come in and be with Tessi and her group. I will be arriving wednesday the 11th and departing on tuesday the 16th. However, on friday the 13th I will leave my rig there and drive back to San Diego for a ballgame and then return saturday morning. I will deal with Georgianna at the park and try to negoiated a lessor of a price for the one night I will be gone if possible. If not I will just pay the full price for that night rather than tow my rig back and forth for a total of 450 miles in 30 hours.

Charles & Joyce Wilson

07-20-2009, 03:46 PM
Headhunter Larry,

Please add another SOB to your rally. Our friends Art and Mary Hernandez from Ventura would like to join us.

You can lump us all together with the Mitchels, the Dawsons, and the BIG GUY.....

You might have to reserve the whole dang park...LOL


Jim and Lucy Reed

07-21-2009, 04:03 AM
Hi headhunter Jim,
How can I put this delicately. Only Heartland owners can invite one SOB to our Heartland rally as per Jim Beletti, Dir of Owners Interests, hopefully 75% Heartland owners as Heartland Mgt is donating some gifts and putting on a roundtable discussion. I heard thru the grapevine u are buying a Heartland RV, so if so i will be more than happy to add your SOB. I cannot add a SOB for another SOB. Please apprise me to update me on your situation.
Secondly, pal, its first come first served at our rally sites per mgt of flying flags that will not assign specific sites, just general area where we will located. I cannot put out cones or whatever so get the site you want and hopefully your friends will park nearby. I would like to avoid cliques in general Jim, so why don't you try mingling among the rally goers. No one will shoot squirt guns at you, or maybe they will..... I just know u want to park next to Charles like all the McKenzie SOB's, but no promises. I will be checking out flying flags on our last stop of our 51 day summer trip for 3 days to get the lay of the land on July 23rd. Maybe if I tell them you are my friend they will give me the best sites. LOL
Please excuse my directness, but PM, email or call me to discuss if you or anyone else have any questions. My email is larryheadhunter@yahoo.com (larryheadhunter@yahoo.com) and my cell is 949-306-2360.
The basic deal is this. If you are staying before our after the rally u must call and make reservations at flyingflags.com but in order to get the 20% discount all payments including the catered friday nite dinner have to be paid directly to me.

All who are attending please send me an email with your contact info, including names, addresses and cell #,s and also whether u will be attending the friday nite catered Italian buffet and for how many. I will find out when the last cancellation date is and I must receive funds by then in order for all to receive the discounts.

Saturday Night we will be having a potluck dinner and raffle for all the gifts everyone is bringing, so I would also like to know what each person is planning on bringing for the potluck so that we don't have too many food duplications.

On Sunday nite, we will be having appetizers, leftovers, and and as suggested by a socal member a burger cookoff at the main rally site. A few of us will bring over their BBQ's to my site and we should be able to have a great sunday nite dinner. If necessary for any dinner we have access to a clubhouse as well if the weather takes a dump. For everyone's info, last year on these same dates, Buellton had a high of 89 degrees and a nightime low of 48.
If any of you know of any Heartland owners, please extend an invite to this great rally we are planning. It's not often we get the opportunity to have a Heartland roundatable discussion with 2 high ranking Heartland officials so let's get more Heartlanders signed up. Limit of one SOB invited per Heartlander unless we get 75% Heartland owners to come and enjoy this weekend of fun. Please plan to stay till monday as we are trying to keep it going for sunday nite as well.
Any and all suggestions will be taken under consideration.
Remember the main thread keeps getting edited so check it out frequently.
Thanks for everyone's cooperation. Btw, why does everyone want to park near Charles? Is he a rock star or something? LOL

07-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Larry, for us to come early and/or stay late we need a site number. When I was wagonmaster there for a different group they gave me a block of sites and I as wagonmaster assigned them. Without a specific site (nothing to do with being next to a friend) when you call for early arrival and/or late departure even though I may pay thru you there is no guarantee to stay in same site for entire stay which means you may have to change sites in order to stay. Is this your understanding or what do we do to make sure we stay in same site?

07-23-2009, 06:10 PM
Hi Charles,
As a wagonmaster in the past, I was surprised at your post. We are at Flying Flags today for 3 nights and have already discussed the situation you described with their management.
The So Cal Chapter will be assigned certain sites that will be determined at a later date once we know how many sites we require. All campers who call Flying Flags to make their reservations for before or after the rally dates Nov 13-15, leaving the 16th, will be utilizing one of those sites, including you! Consequently, if one follows the instructions, they will be able to stay in the same site for their entire visit including the rally. Once you arrive here, you may pick any one of our sites that they assign our group. I will attempt for you, to request that I assign specific sites but I doubt they will acquiesce, but these are Flying Flags rules.
I hope that answers your questions and concerns. You can always reach me by email or cell phone for any further clarifications.

07-23-2009, 10:43 PM
i am surprised at your response to what I thought was a valid question. For me to travel that far I just wanted to be sure I could stay in same site. I don't see any post that answers that question. Also I figured I would ask knowing you were going to be there and could clarify and let us know.

07-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Hi Charles,
All questions are valid so excuse me if I was abrupt with you. I noticed you will be coming early, so Debbi and I are looking forward to meeting you and Joyce when you arrive on Nov 11th.
If you read thru the original rally thread, I said that for extra nights you should call Flying Flags directly and say you are a member of the Heartland rally so that you will be able to stay in the same site for your whole stay. To clarify, I have amended the original rally thread so there will be no future misunderstandings.
Flying Flags insists that they will assign sites upon your arrival within the Heartland bloc of sites, unless you are the wagonmaster, disabled, or will need to be situated real close to the clubhouse because you are providing heavy supplies for our activities there. Many sites have trees that may block satellite dishes, or aren't in the shade, or are problematic for specific campers. Since they plan to assign sites upon arrival, my suggestion would be to drive around the Heartland bloc of sites, and if you like a specific site number, let them know when you check in, so you can have that location if it is still available.
I hope that answers your questions, but please feel free to contact me by email larryheadhunter@yahoo.com or by cell phone 949-306-2360. Thank you for your understanding.

07-25-2009, 05:14 PM
Hi everyone,
Debbi and I just met with Flying Flags management, and I have made some changes to the initial rally thread so please read it again. They have been very accomodating and are providing us ice cream dessert for the Italian Dinner Buffet on Friday night (all vegetarians please let us know who u are as they are providing for you pasta marinara), a firepit at our main rally HQ site which is now going to be a super premium site as long as we maintain 20 sites including the cottages, and 2 large BBQ's for our Sunday nite dinner at the main rally site.
They have requested that all campers please call Flying Flags at 1-877-783-5247 to reserve all their nites including the rally nites so they can keep us all in our main bloc of sites, and ensures that everyone will be at their assigned site for their entire stay. You do not have to place any deposits as all funds will be sent to me as indicated on the initial rally thread.
Will the following people please call Flying Flags to reserve their sites for their entire stay as other rallies are trying to get these high value site locations:
Marybeth Laguna
Butch and Stacy Joyner
Jim and Lucy Reed
Marty and Theresa Stewart
Bram and Sherry Arnold

Thanks everyone for their cooperation, and as more campers join the rally they should also call and reserve a spot.
While checking in to the RV park, if you wish to park near another rallygoer, let the front desk know, so they can try to place you in your site of choice. Also, since there are many trees, please be prepared to let them know the size of your rig, number of slides as well as if you wish to have a site that will not block satellite dishes. There is also a $3 dollar charge per person for more than 2 people per rig.
That's all for now. Any questions, please feel free to email, or call me anytime.
That's all for now folks.

07-26-2009, 05:57 PM
Hello, Larry
I confirmed our reservations with Flying Flaggs for the 7 nights.
Arthur & Cindy

B. Lee
07-27-2009, 10:56 PM
Hey Larry, hope all is going well. Sharon and I will bring some appetizers and Macaroni salad for the pot luck. Also, please include us for the Italian dinner. I will let you know about our friends. We are on the road in the Pacific Northwest and they are having a heat wave. They have had temps in the 100's for the past three days and looking at few more to come.:eek:


07-28-2009, 01:20 PM
Headhunter Larry,

I have a question for you. As of yesterday (7-27-09) we became homeless. Can a homeless couple invite an SOB to your rally?


Jim and Lucy Reed

07-28-2009, 01:52 PM
Larry, I called Flying Flags and spoke to Marlyn as Georgianna was out today. I confirmed my resevations for 6 days, coming in on wednesday Nov 11 and leaving on tuesday Nov 17. I also let her know about the one day I had to leave but would just leave the rig and pay for it.

07-28-2009, 02:02 PM
Larry, don't forget I will not be at the event friday night.

07-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Hi headhunter Jim,
As long as you own a Heartland RV, you may invite an SOB. Since you are homeless, you might want to check with all your good buddies at Heartland and McKenzie, to see who has an empty bedroom LOL. Or you could live fulltime in your brand new Bighorn 3055 that you are looking to buy. Btw, how is that going? Sold your old RV and now ready to rock? Good luck buddy.

07-28-2009, 02:48 PM
Hi Charles, It's amazing you can think at all in that hot sun in Arizona.
I need to go thru everyone's emails, PM's and posts to determine who owes what for all for their sites and for the dinner. Hopefully, everyone will add correctly and come up with the amount they owe for the rally. If you and everyone else does that soon, please send checks for the full amounts. If you want to check the amount with me, please email me at larryheadhunter@yahoo.com
Charles, enjoy the rest of your vacation with your grandson and I hope your grandson's fav team wins them all.

08-01-2009, 01:32 AM
Larry, I did confirm with Flying Flags

08-05-2009, 06:20 PM
Hello to all, first I would like to thank Larry and Debbi for all their work on the rally. Pat and I cannot make it but we both hope that you all have a great time. As to the reason, we had a gentleman at work have a heart attack 5 weeks ago. We did not know if he could come back to work. Well as of 2 weeks ago he did retire. This being the case, I now have to work his shift. I now work 5 days a week. So for us to join the party now and with Pats work hours, we could not leave until 7PM or later Friday night. We would be very late getting to the CG and would have to leave very early on Sunday morning to get home. We at this point just don't have the luxury of just going when we want. Again, we are sorry we can't join you. There is nothing we can do about it. I have been in contact with Larry and I hope he understands why we are not coming. I will send Larry the club banner so it will be there. We are hoping to see most of you in October in Jackson. Bob and Patty:cool:

08-05-2009, 10:00 PM
Debbi and I are really sorry you and Patty will be unable to attend the SoCal rally in Buellton this November. It is a large loss to all of us not to have our SoCal Chapter Leader present, and we hope conditions change at the last minute and you can take some time off and join us, but we all understand the situation and wish you both well. We will toast both of you, and look forward to seeing you guys at the Jackson rally in October and having a great time there.

08-06-2009, 02:01 AM
Hi Larry and Debbi, I sure wished Amy and I could make it. That's just 30 minutes down the road from my house. You'll love the place in Buellton. I just picked up my RV today from Iversen Motor RV Repair in Santa Maria. I finally got the front air conditioner replaced. Now all the repairs are complete. We will start packing up next week and leave on the 19th. By the first of November, we plan to be in NC to visit family and friends and I'll be hunting with my Dad. I'll let you all know my travel log web address when it's ready. Man, I've got get real busy now.

08-09-2009, 01:54 AM
You can always bring an SOB with you when you are homeless, as long as you are a proud new owner of a Heartland RV. LOL

NorthCal Bob
08-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Hi Larry, My name is Bob Sargent and my wife's name is Frances but goes by the name of "Bo". We are interested in attending the rally in Buelleton. We own a 2009 Heartland Bighorn, 3055RL and with a 2003 Chevy 3500 dually. We live in Northern California just outside of Sacramento in Somerset, CA. We are planning on coming in on the Monday, the 9th of Nov. and leaving on the Monday, the 16th of Nov. This is our 1st rally and looking forward to meeting fellow Heartland owners and joining in the fun. We are also interested in attending the Italian dinner buffet on Friday night. Thank you.

NorthCal Bob
08-11-2009, 04:47 PM
Great talking to you last night, you taught me so much about how to use the forum and about the Heartland Club, thank you very much. I can see I will need to learn so much more and Bo my DW and I are anxious to meet everyone. I just confirmed our reservations at the Flying Flags in Buellton to arrive Monday November 9th and departing Monday November 16th.

Thanks Again Bob and Bo Sargent

08-11-2009, 10:50 PM
It was great meeting you on the phone and welcoming you to our Socal Rally in Buellton in November and helping you to understand the Heartland Forum, which has been a great place to learn from all of our senior Heartland RVers, and I don't mean age. All Heartlanders are welcome to join in on the festivities so encourage your friends to join up. We are going to have a grand old time and looking forward to seeing everyone.

08-12-2009, 11:30 AM
I have made my reservations!! Confirmed with Flying Flags for 11/12 to 11/16 - four nights. I will be attending the Italian dinner as well. Let me know what my grand total is and I'll pop in the mail.

Thanks for all the hard work Larry!! This is shaping up to be a great get together.

08-15-2009, 07:58 PM
Hi everyone,
Debbi and I are so happy we have reached 21 rigs, and 2 cottages so far booked for the November Buellton rally at Flying Flags. We are very excited and hope that attendees begin to think of some great activities that we can all share and be a part of. This weekend, we are sending out private messages to nearly 400 Heartland Forum members in AZ, CA, NV and OR about this rally - so possibly we can add 10 or 20 more rigs. Most everyone is attending the catered Italian Buffet, so far we have almost 50 people signed up. The Saturday night Potluck Dinner is going to be a great night with everyone bringing some sort of dish, (please post your addition, be it a salad, appetizer, main dish and/or dessert, so we have a breadth of tasty foods to sample. Saturday evening will also be the raffle night for gifts (everyone is bringing a $15 unwrapped raffle gift), and afterwards we will be having a great Heartland roundtable discussion with Jim Beletti, Director of Owner Interests, and Mike Moreland, West Coast Mgr. for Bighorns, and Landmarks.

On a more serious note, and I say the following not for sympathy, but only for understanding. I am undergoing a serious back operation to remove a large cyst resting on my spinal column this coming Thursday, August 24th, and will be out of commission for a few weeks, and hopefully at full strength by the time of our Socal rally. Therefore, anyone trying to contact me, please email me at my regular email address, larryheadhunter@yahoo.com and Debbi will monitor all messages. You may also post anything on this rally thread that is open to discussion for everyone. If you need to speak with Debbi or me, please call on her cell phone at 949-973-5101 until I literally am back on my feet again. Thanks to everyone for all your good wishes, and lets all work together to make this rally a great one. Now that I am down for a while, anyone wishing to assist us in preparation and during the rally itself should talk to my DW Debbi, the Wagon Madam to discuss ideas and tasks.

Also to remind anyone who is joining our rally to please do the following:

Make reservations directly with Flying Flags at 877.783.5247. Tell them you are with the Heartland Rally. You will "not" pay during this call. I will contact you for payment.
Email me (larryheadhunter@yahoo.com) to advise me you are registered
Post a Reply here on this thread telling us:
- Who you are
- What Heartland RV you own
- How many are attending
- Planned arrival and departure dates
- Whether you plan to join us for the Friday night catered Italian Buffet

Please monitor this main rally thread for additions and changes, and thanks in advance for everyone's cooperation. When you arrive at Flying Flags you will be assigned a Heartland reserved site that fits your size rig, and accommodates your needs (ie: satellite dish reception, closeness to the clubhouse, near your friends, etc.) for your whole stay.
Peace and out.

08-15-2009, 08:29 PM
Good luck with your surgery and may God grant you a speedy recovery.

08-17-2009, 03:31 PM
We are looking forward to attending the Nov. rally in Buellton.
We will be arriving on the 13th and leaving on the 16th, and will
attend the Italian buffet Friday night.

Bruce & Barbara Inselman
Lebanon, Oregon
We are retired. We do not have any pets.
We have a 38' 2009 Landmark 5th wheel.

08-17-2009, 06:33 PM
Hey Larry,
Nice talking to you the other day, my wife and I will arrive on 11-13 and depart 11-15. The same will hold true for our SOB friends, Jon and Doreen Carpenter. We are sending you a check for $197.12. For both parties full fees. We will not be able to attend the dinner on the first night sad to say though.

Shane & Candy Greedy
'09 3950 Cyclone and our SOB friends are a 32' pull trailer RV.

08-19-2009, 02:25 PM
Hi everyone,
I would appreciate everyone who hasn't sent in their site and italian dinner buffet fees for the Buellton rally to please send them to me as soon as possible. My contact info is on the main rally thread. Thanks so much in advance.

08-19-2009, 02:43 PM
We will be thinking of you and keeping you in prayer during surgery and pray for a complete recovery.
We won't be able to attend the rally as we will be work camping at Ehrenburg, AZ from Oct. until Mid March. At the present we are in Cloquet, Minnesota on our way to a rally in St. Ignace, MI.

08-19-2009, 02:47 PM
Hi Steve and Sharon,
Thanks so much for your kind thoughts and prayers. Choptime is tomorrow.
I am disappointed you won't be able to attend the rally, but we will be seeing you guys on the upstroke.

08-19-2009, 09:09 PM
Hey gang,

We are looking for a volunteer, that is registered for this rally, to make rally badges.

Here is what I will provide:

Coaching by phone/email
Template (MS-Word)
Reimbursement of purchased materials

Here is what I am looking for in a volunteer:

Has the time to do this
Has computer skills
Has Microsoft Word and knows how to use it

If I have described you to a T - PM or eMail me through the forum with your name and phone number. We'll do a telephone interview to confirm the match.



Dale and Jen
08-21-2009, 04:28 PM
That's what happens when I don't monitor this forum! You end up having surgery! Hope it all went well. Dale and I send our prayers for a speedy recovery. Hi Debbi! Hope Larry gets home soon and that he's a model patient! :) See you all soon!


08-25-2009, 01:18 PM
Hi gang,

Hey, got good news. Jen (Dale and Jen) contacted me about doing badges. She is on board. Thank you Jen!

I've kept in contact with Larry prior to and since his surgery. I just got off the phone with him. His surgery was called a Laminectomy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminectomy). During this procedure, the surgeon removed a quite large cyst. Pathology found it is NOT cancerous. Larry is on a lot of pain meds and has weeks of recovery ahead. He has received many emails, text messages and phone calls. He thanks you for that.

Larry also mentioned that they have received rally payment checks from several of you in the past week. Thanks for that too. If you are registered for this rally and have yet to send in your payment, please do so at this time. One less thing we need to chase down prior to the rally.

I am looking forward to visiting this area and my wife is coming with me on this trip. See you there!


08-26-2009, 05:03 PM
Hi Larry:
It was good talking to you on Wed, here is the info I said I would post. John Grosshans and Mary Hawkins and our Sundance will be attending the Buelton ralley. Don't forget the Chumash Casino is just a hop-skip-and jump up the road for those interested and across the street from the Flying Flags park is the "world famous" Andersons Split Pea Soup restaurant. The "world famous" part is off the billboard.

08-28-2009, 05:57 PM
Thank you Jen, Dave, Teresa, Jim G, and all of you who checked up on me for your good wishes on a speedy recovery. And Jenny you are so sweet for creating the name badges.
We now have more than 50 people signed up for the rally in Buellton, and its looking more exciting every day. Let all your fellow Heartlanders who aren't signed up yet know there are still more sites available.
Please let's get the appetizer and potluck dinner menu going. Who is making what? We have some great chefs so it should be delicious. Thanks everyone for contributing.

Dale and Jen
08-29-2009, 11:13 PM
Hi Larry
Put us down for a main dish for the potluck! Not sure what yet, but it will be a main dish! Glad you're getting up and about! Keep getting stronger!

wayne marshall
09-02-2009, 07:02 PM
Hi everyone,, I will be there on 11-09-09 till 11-17-09 with my 3600 RL and my 2007 Dodge 3500 chassis/cab. I am full timer and I sending the summer in the High Sierra's ( Bridgeport. Ca ). Will be stopping off in Buellton on my way to Lake Havasu City for the winter. Will see there. Wayne Marshall

09-05-2009, 01:46 PM
To All. My wife, Kathy, and I will be arriving on Friday (13th) and leaving (15th). Looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing the improvements everyone has made to their coach. We plan to do a 5 week to Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier next summer and what to beprepared for our first long trip.

09-09-2009, 05:35 PM
Larry, it was nice talking to you yesterday. I called flyingflags and reserved two spaces. Coming will be floyd and carol philbrook and friend from florida, larry and jan weltikol. We both have 3670 rl bighorns. We both have 3500 hd trucks 4 door long beds. We are coming 11/10 till 11/17. There will be four for friday dinner. Floyd philbrook

10-02-2009, 11:47 AM
I have been giving the menu some thought, and, fyi, I am bringing mini pulled pork sandwiches for the Saturday potluck, and I'm making a crock pot of beans for Sunday. I'm sure we will work off those calories, somehow. :D

10-06-2009, 12:18 AM
Hello Everyone:

We are new to this and looking forward to making new friends and getting some help and advice. We have a 2009 BigHorn 3100RL. Buellton is where we live and run our cattle ranching operation so we don't have far to go and can run home for anything we forget!! We are planning on coming in on the 13th and staying until Monday the 16th. Thank you for contacting us Larry - this sounds like a great group and we are looking forward to it!

Jerry & Sandy Williams

P.S. Hey all you BBQers....BEEF IS BEST!!:)

10-12-2009, 03:53 PM
Hi Larry -

It was good talking you earlier today!

We were up in Jackson at the rally last weekend and met a bunch of great folks! We're looking forward to seeing them (and you) next month. Here's our plan:

Arrive Friday in time for the Italian dinner

Leave Monday to head home.

We will have my folks staying with us: Jim and Ethel Brown. They were full-timers for about 15 years, but have been in the garage for the last few years. It's time they got out again...

We don't know what we'll have for the pot lucks, so will have to let you know later. We'll also be available as a non-drinking driver for wine-tasting tours or other forms of high-octane entertainment.

See you then!

10-13-2009, 10:49 AM
Hi Larry,

Diane and I , (and SOBs) were at Jackson last week. A good time was had by all. It was obvious that some had more fun than others, Di and I had a GREAT time. We are going to have a better time next month (don't know how). Looking forward to it.

10-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Hello All,
My wife and I (Troy and Danielle) will be attending, talking with Larry right now.
Sounds like it will be a lot of fun.
We will be showing on Thursday night and leaving on Sunday, us young bucks have to work on Monday.

10-16-2009, 10:07 AM
Hi Larry -

Just an update - my folks won't be coming with us. But Judy and I will be there for sure! We just picked up our rig yesterday, so we're starting to load it up. Can't wait to find out what we forget... :D

10-20-2009, 06:25 PM
Exciting new information for the 2009 SoCal Buellton Rally!

Hi everyone,

I have some great news for all attendees of our SoCal rally this November:

Pismo RV is generously providing a new Landmark Grand Canyon to show for all to see, touch and feel Friday thru Sunday. There will be a salesman who will introduce, provide a walk-through and answer your questions regarding this awesome new unit.

Pismo RV has also graciously decided to sponsor the Friday nite catered Italian Dinner Buffet. BYOB. Water will be supplied. Everyone will receive their refunds in their rally packets upon check in at Larry and Debbi Kuhn's Wagon Master site next to Clubhouse 2.

Saturday Potluck Dinner: Please bring a yummy dish for us to enjoy. Please post your dish and please make enough to feed at least 10 people.

Sunday Night Dinner: The SoCal Chapter will provide hamburgers and hot dogs and water for all to enjoy a relaxing last night evening dinner. Please bring your favorite side dishes: appetizers, salads, and desserts. Plates, napkins, utensils and condiments will be supplied.

All helping hands needed for small and large projects to help out for rally functions. Volunteers signed up so far are Peggy, Diane, Jenny, Cindy, Lucy, Stacy, Joyce and Teresa as well as our strong men, Butch, Art, and Arthur. Some of the projects are: setting up and putting away the tables and chairs, decorating our clubhouse, BBQers for the Sunday night dinner, setting up food in the kitchen and cleaning up after dinner for Saturday and Sunday. I am sure there will be other small duties that need to be attended to, so we never have enough volunteers.

Anyone wishing to arrange and participate in rally golf and winery trips please post so that others can join in with the fun. We may also need non-drinking drivers to chauffer the wine tasters.

Please read the main rally thread (//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php?p=75591#post75591) as many important items have been changed or updated.

Thanks everyone in advance for all your participation. This rally will be as great as all the people make it.

NorthCal Bob
10-21-2009, 12:09 AM
Larry and Debbie:
We really enjoyed the Jackson Rally and are looking forward to meeting everyone at the Buellton Rally.

We will take a dessert for Saturday night potluck. Not sure what yet...........cake, pie????? But it will be good.
For Sunday's barbecue, we'll bring an appetizer.

Dale and Jen
10-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Larry, this rally is getting bigger and better! Way exciting to hear about the Landmark Grand Canyon that Pismo RV is bringing over! Will be fun to check it out! Dale and I will probably just drool all over it! Also nice of them to be sponsoring the Italian Dinner! And pizza, etc. too! Yahoo! I plan to bring a pasta dish for the potluck dinner on Saturday and probably a salad to go with it. Maybe garlic bread or rolls, depending how much room I'll have in the fridge! Get better faster! November is around the corner!


10-22-2009, 09:08 AM
Hi Larry -

Good news about Pismo RV picking up the tab for Friday's dinner. Rather than a refund, I wonder if you could apply the 4 dinner amounts and the $18 for my no-show folks to an extra day's stay. We would like to come down Thursday rather than Friday. I will contact the resort and change our reservation, if this is OK with you.


Dale and Jen
10-22-2009, 09:39 AM
Hey Larry,
We plan to bring a veggie tray to the Sunday nite good bye din din, also chips and dips and more! Also several BYOB/BYOBWs for the entire shindig. :D Can also count on us to bring extra firewood along. Get well!

10-22-2009, 02:59 PM
Hi Larry -

Good news about Pismo RV picking up the tab for Friday's dinner. Rather than a refund, I wonder if you could apply the 4 dinner amounts and the $18 for my no-show folks to an extra day's stay. We would like to come down Thursday rather than Friday. I will contact the resort and change our reservation, if this is OK with you.


Hi Larry -

I just spoke with Sandy at Flying Flags and added Thursday the 12th as our arrival date.

We're really looking forward to our maiden voyage in our 5er.

10-22-2009, 03:35 PM
Hi Doug and Judy,
We are fine with you coming a day earlier and well done by adding thursday as your check in date with Flying Flags. Still leaves you with a small refund. If you folks want to help out as well, let me know. We still need some man and woman power assistance.

Thank you for posting your thanks for the free fri nite buffet, Landmark show, and what you are bringing for both the potluck and sunday nite bbq dinner. You are terrific for creating all the name badges as well.

If anyone is interested in playing golf or touring wineries, please post your interests so we can start some group activities. JimBo told me he and Nancy (yes she is real) want to join in on a wine tasting tour. We are going too, so the faster I know the numbers and which day is best for all, the better. Thought there was some golfers coming to this rally. There is both a 9 hole course next door to FF, and a beautiful 18 hole course nearby.

Just a heads up to anyone who passed on the free friday nite catered Italian Buffet, that if you want to come, (it's free) let me know soon, as I will have to give Flying Flags a headcount pretty soon.

Just another heads up, if anyone wants to keep abreast of the rally posts just go to the main rally thread, first sign in, go to portal, clink on link to Buellton rally, which will take you to post #1, click the link to thread 2009 Socal rally Buellton, CA, and go to thread tools and subscribe to the thread and you can get an instant email notification. Please keep checking post #1, the main rally thread for regular edited updates.

Dale and Jen
10-22-2009, 04:34 PM
Hey Larry
Dale and I may be interested in the wine tasting tour...put us down as maybes! Depends which day and what time! I may change my mind on Saturdays potluck and do a chicken dish instead of pasta since we're doing Italian Friday night! Either way, it will be a hot main dish. Thank YOU and Debbi for all you have done already to get this rally off the ground. We think you are doing an amazing job....that plus having an owie back! Superman! Take care.

10-25-2009, 06:11 PM

Sherry and I are still planning on arriving Fri miday and staying till Mon. We're in on the Friday buffet and will bring a dessert or two to the Pot Luck. We would love to join up with whomever is going on the Wine Taste. Looking forward to meeting everyone and thanks for all the "grunt" work to put this whole thing together.

See ya in a couple of weeks, Bram

10-26-2009, 08:36 PM
Hey John D. let's play golf. Stacy and I will post something about our dish that we will bring as soon as I can round her up. Hey everybody that's going let's get something going out there so we don't all bring deserts ok?

10-27-2009, 06:30 PM
Larry, thanks for the news about the dinner Friday night. We both will be there, just have to figure out what Bruce will be able to eat. I am planning on bringing a salad and a dessert (both gluten-free) to the potluck. For those attending the rally, Bruce was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which means he has to be on a gluten-free diet the rest of his life, so if there are others in the group with the same problem some gluten-free foods would be helpful. We will be willing to help during the rally if needed. We are really looking forward to the rally. Barbara

10-27-2009, 09:00 PM
Hi Everyone

We will be bringing Raw Vegetable Salad for Sat. and cookies for Sun.

I am interested in the 9 hole golf course unless no one else is then I will do Alisal River Course.

10-27-2009, 10:51 PM
Hi everyone,
Looking forward to the rally.
We'll bring a main dish and a side dish for the pot luck, and something for Sunday night.
Also would like to go on the Wine taste trip.
There will four of us and we can help out where needed.

See ya soon.
Wes, and Dale Reed
Friends Annie and John Hassel

10-27-2009, 11:41 PM
Hey Larry, Stacy is going to make a sweetpotato soufle and probably something else. we will see you in a couple of weeks

10-28-2009, 06:22 PM
Larry and Debbi,

Lucy and I will be attending the Friday night Italian dinner since we just love free meals. For your Saturday night pot luck Lucy has determined that scalloped potatoes would be a good choice and will be homemade right from the box. For the Sunday evening BBQ we’ll be bringing her famous Brownies (unadulterated of course). It’s a no on the wine tasting since we’re beer drinkers (later on folks are welcomed to join us for some of Lucy’s fantastic margaritas)... As for the golfing give me a 6-pack of beer and I’ll drive the golf cart for you or anyone else (cheap labor).

I’ll get back to you real soon as to what our Sob’s Art and Mary Hernandez would like to do.

Jim and Lucy Reed

10-29-2009, 01:32 AM
Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that today was the last day to cancel your reservations for a full refund at Flying Flags so I guess I will have to almost fully recover, and have a great time with all of our friends.

Thanks to all of you who have posted since my PM, it's appreciated. It is very helpful if we know who is bringing what and who wants to wine taste and/or play golf or enjoy group activities. Since we have Clubhouse 2 for the whole weekend, anyone who wants to bring games or fun things, we can all play in there. Whee!!!!!

As of now, we are still very short on main dishes for Saturday nite Potluck dinner with only 3 entrees so anyone who hasn't posted yet your it. LOL I am sure we will have plenty of food to go around but it would be nice to plan ahead. Please contact any of your friends who are attending to post their plans, meals and activities.

Also we haven't heard from John Dawson so BillySueJoeJimBob why don't you check him and Lori out to see if they are interested in golf, wine tasting and food for meals. Looks like the wine tasting is a hit so I plan to post on the main thread and on a quick reply this weekend some winery tour choices for all. It is very likely there will be some wine tasting both before and during the rally.

So far we have 4 or 5 for the wine tasting and 2 (gmc and Bram) for golf. We only need a couple more for a foursome for golf and you have a crazy driver Jim Reed who offered to chauffeur the golfers. Still haven't heard from several of the attendees of their plans so c'mon you'all. Let's keep it going. As Bob and Patty always say JimBo Belletti aka "The Grand Poo Pah" will be there with his wife Nancy to entertain all of us with his Heartland magic...........and yes she is real.

I don't know about the rest of you but we can't wait and are very excited to walk through the new 2010 Landmark Grand Canyon Pismo RV is bringing on Friday to show to all of us.

Thanks to all who are volunteering as well. If you see a wild man driving a golf cart around and you need a ride, well that will be me, so hop aboard, choo choo.

That's it for now, we are so excited about this rally, and hope all of you are toooooooooo! This rally is going to be awesome.

10-29-2009, 10:17 AM
...Besides John made me charge up the batteries at my rig before it was returned....

Ah - made you use your own electricity to charge it up. John is a task-master. He gets my vote as our #1 SOB.


10-29-2009, 10:24 AM
He gets my vote as our #1 SOB...

BRAWHAHAHAHAAAA...I 'd have to agree with you Beletti.


10-29-2009, 11:24 AM
I will be bringing chicken enchiladas for Saturday and a side dish for Sunday. Can't wait to get this show on the road!

10-29-2009, 11:40 AM

John Dawson (the#1 SOB) has been alerted and you should be hearing from him shortly...


10-29-2009, 04:14 PM
JimBob, we really did have great time in Jackson. What I would really would be afraid of. would be this bunch in one place to long. We would probably all get the "boot" or all be in jail. I like Lori's scooter....man you could TP someones coach and make a quick get-a-way. Then tell them John did it. It had to be him...its his scooter.

10-31-2009, 04:14 PM
Hi folks,
Just an update. Working hard to set up winery tours. The FF special winery tour cost was excessive at $100 per person, so I am working with a smaller wine tasting tour lady to get a better deal. Keep you all updated. Would like to know expectations on costs for 4 wineries and lunch? She also has half day tours as well. Probably set up one pre rally wine tour and one or 2 during the rally. Now have about 10 that want to tilt their glasses. Keep tuned in.

We have an Alberta, Canada couple in Utah that are trying to join us, so we shall see if they follow thru.

10-31-2009, 09:11 PM
Thanks for your prompt reply. We will bring a chicken dish as an entree. We are arriving November 10 and departing November 17. Please count John in for golf. Look forward to meeting everyone.
John & Debbie

11-02-2009, 07:59 PM
Hi Larry & Debbi,

The date for your rally is getting closer and we're really excited and looking forward to having some fun with everyone and meeting some new southern CA HL owners. Art & I will be there to help out with anything you need to make your rally run smoothly. We've become pretty good at doing rallies! LOL Lets get some southern CA people to help out too! :)

I haven't decided what to make for the potlucks yet, but I assure you, I'll know by the time we arrive there. It'll be home made and not from a box. LOL

We'll be attending a McKenzie RV rally the weekend prior to your rally. We love it when we can go from one rally to another.

Kaylee can't wait to see "Uncle JimB" and smother him with her Boston Terrier kisses. :D

See you there...

11-03-2009, 08:45 PM
Hi everyone again,
We are getting closer to our rally in Buellton, and I just got a phone call from Heartlands favorite SOB, John Dawson, who will be heading up our golf excursions. He asked for all who wish to play golf to please contact him preferably by phone at 831-234-4326 or email at jdaw@sbcglobal.net to let him know you are interested in playing golf, either before or during the rally. If you email him please give him your phone number, as he wants to talk to each person directly to determine your interest level, and day in which to play so he can develop appropriate 4somes.
So far I have Butch Joyner, Dave Esposto, John Deliberte, and possibly Wes Reed. You can always call or email me at larryheadhunter@yahoo.com or my cell is 949-306-2360 if you have any questions about anything regarding the rally.

John will also be taking many photos of the rally action as well, so we are very excited to have him at our rallies. He is the President of another brand of 5th wheels and a great guy. Thanks John for all your participation. He is arriving at Flying Flags on Wednesday, Nov 11th. He does not monitor this forum so please contact him asap.
Peace out,

11-04-2009, 07:18 PM
Larry, the Wilson's will be bringing an appetizer and a dessert on saturday night and a taco salad on sunday night.

11-05-2009, 12:55 AM
Wished we could join this group sounds like fun! We are going to be just up the road in Oceano, Pacific Dunes Ranch for thanksgiving with a group. Hope you all have a great time.

11-05-2009, 03:48 AM
Mercuryman, my man, lol, if you are in the area for nov 13-15 you are more than welcome to join the group. We are closing in on 30 rigs. Come a little early and the socal chapter will welcome you with open arms.
Won't you folks? We are planning new activities he he he all the time. Could use someone from another planet.

11-05-2009, 04:10 AM

Anyone who plays golf please refer to post #99 of this thread to give our favorite SOB, John Dawson a call at 831-234-4326 to set up your golf game day and tee times. Don't be late, we are keeping count. He would like to play on Friday, and if enough want to on Saturday or Sunday. There are 2 courses, one 9 hole next door to Flying Flags, and an expensive Championship golf course nearby. Speak with John about the details.

Now let's start talking about 4 hour wine tasting tours. Are you ready to taste some great wines in local Santa Ynez Valley? If you are, now is the time to sign up and get ready to rock and roll. Please call me Larry Kuhn at 949 306 2360 if you want to go wine tasting either before the main rally or during. Normally it costs about $10-12 per person per wine tasting, and if our guide takes us to 4 wineries and we stop and eat lunch (either bring your own or we will order from the local tasty deli, to be picked up along the way) and also see a bunch of neat local gardens and secret hideaways, it should be a barrel of fun. Cost will be around $75 per person and lunch cost. Debbi and I will be selecting the wineries, but if you have any personal preferences, please let me know asap. We will have one tour on Wednesday,Thursday or Friday, and one or two on Saturday depending on interest level.

This info is also on the main rally thread post#1 so reread that post for all changes and alterations to our schedule.

11-09-2009, 04:17 PM
It sound like so much fun we have decided to come in on Thurs/12 instead of Fri. Flying Flags has been notified.

We will be bringing a couple of Tri Tips for the Pot Luck.

We are in for the Wine Tasting, now either Fri/Sat/Sun, which ever works for your schedule.

Looking forward to it, Bram & Sherry

Dale and Jen
11-16-2009, 07:02 PM
Dale and Jenny want to thank Larry and Debbi for a fantastic rally in Buellton! You did a great job. We had a wonderful time. Great meeting such wonderful people! Look forward to seeing all again soon!

11-16-2009, 10:05 PM
I also would like to thank Larry and Debbie for an outstanding fun rally. You guys put in a lot of hard work and I for one appreciate it. For anyone who has never been a wagonmaster you can't imagine what a wagonmaster goes thru. We should all be thankful for them.

Charles and Joyce Wilson

11-16-2009, 11:27 PM
Kathy and I had a great time meeting the wonderful people and dogs. Wish we could have had more time. Thanks to all for the ideas on ways to make my trailer better and easier to use. Hope you all had a safe drive home or where ever you were going. Hi to the couple who were stopped on the shoulder of Los Barros/ North Thompson Road in Nipomo at 10 am Monday morning as I passed by on my way to work in SLO.

11-16-2009, 11:42 PM
A special thanks to Larry and Debbi for setting this up, inviting all the folks and getting folks like us from all over to come. :)

11-17-2009, 01:09 PM
THANK YOU Larry & Debbi for a GREAT Rally! We enjoyed it very much, especially meeting some wonderful members that we have not met before and being able to spend time with our friends. It was nice seeing JimB again too! I'm glad you took my suggestion on doing a rally in Buellton. ;) I had alot of confidence in both of you and knew you could do it! :) Hopefully, you'll be able to do another one next year.

Sorry to those who couldn't/didn't make it, you really missed out on a GREAT rally!

Teresa & Art

11-19-2009, 11:02 AM
We would like to thank Larry & Debbi for making our first rally experience memorable. You have set the bar high for any rallies we will attend in the future. It is our hope to reconnect with many of our new Heartland friends.

11-20-2009, 04:04 PM
Judy and I also want to thank Larry and Debbi for the great rally!

We enjoyed meeting all the people who attended, even the SOBs.. ;) We're looking forward to seeing y'all again some time.

11-21-2009, 11:39 AM
Larry and Deb, I just wanted to let you guy's know you put on and excellent rally. We really enjoyed it and wanted to thank you for letting us help as much as we could. Again thank you keep in touch.

11-21-2009, 02:41 PM
Hi everyone,
Debbi and I want to thank all of you who attended the awesome 2009 So Cal Fall Rally in Buellton, CA. My wife deserves much applause for doing most of our work, while I rested up from my back surgery, and pointed alot. Everyone had a great time, and we had full participation in every activity from the Italian Dinner Buffet (too much food), the Potluck Dinner, Sunday nite BBQ hamburger and hot dogs,, two raffles that were successful, wine tasting, golf, every night firepit and talk, and all the meet and greets and socializing with all our new and old Heartlander good friends.

Everyone met and made new friends, especially us, and wow to all who came from Canada, Florida, Oregon, Nevada and all our good friends from CA, especially all the helpful So Calers.

We really appreciate all the help we got especially from Stacy and Butch Joyner. Both of them were there for us every day, rain or shine, to help out with everything we asked them to do and more. We also wish to thank everyone who came, enjoyed and chilled with us. It was an amazing, smooth rally, and we loved it. What was really wonderful is that almost every single person stayed involved with all the activities, and offered help and assistance without even being asked. You can now call me the So Cal delegator, as everyone pitched in to take up the slack for me.

We really missed our So Cal Chapter leader, Bob and Patty, Dave and Kathy Timpone, and Marybeth among others who for various reasons couldn't share our fun and games and missed the rally. Thank you Jim and Nancy Beletti, for coming out from Chicago and to Pismo RV who sponsored Fri nite dinner and See Grins RV for both showing 3 2010 Heartland rigs, including a Big Horn 3610RE and a Landmark Grand Canyon (Pismo RV),and Big Country (See Grins RV) . AWESOME! All the rallygoers came over and checked out all 3 beautiful rigs. Can't wait to see the new changes to the 2011 models.

Debbi and I wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving and hope to see you all down the road. We thank you all for allowing us to be the Wagon Master and Madam, as we had a ball. If you ever want us to throw another rally, just let us know. It proves that hard work and strong planning and mucho participation result in a great party. We will always remember this rally as the high point of our RVing experience..... so far. All of you feel free to keep in touch with us, camp with us, and most of all, Debbi and I wish to thank all of you who posted such great reviews of the rally. We couldn't have done it without you.

NorthCal Bob
11-21-2009, 05:01 PM
Hi Everyone:

Bob and I don't want to be left out in sending our congratulations to Debbi and Larry for putting on such a Great rally. Hoo-Rah!!!! You both did such a wonderful job. We enjoyed ourselves sooooo much.

We also want to thank everyone who attended. It was such a pleasure to meet so many nice people from so many different locations. We made many new friends at this rally who shared great ideas, information, and modifications that they have made on their rigs, many of which we will certainly use.

MARYBETH...... if you read this........ WE MISSED YOU........... AND YOU REALLY MISSED OUT ON A GOOD RALLY.

Thank you again Debbi and Larry and we hope to see everyone again soon.

Bob :rolleyes: and Bo ;) and Rodeo :)

11-25-2009, 03:03 PM
VERY glad you all had such a GREAT time and VERY sad we were not able to make this one~! Hopefully next time. Where are the pictures? Hugs to all and Happy Thanksgiving~

11-25-2009, 06:24 PM

Pictures are on HOG.


11-27-2009, 11:51 PM
Hi everyone, just had to comment on the great rally and what a wonderful time we had. What a great job Larry and Debbie did (mostly Debbie:)). Just kidding Larry, we all know you were non-stop even when you were in bed working on your computer. Great job.
This was our first SoCa rally, but it won't be our last.
Many thanks to all who helped get our Cyclone off the tree. It was really nice to see so many great people willing to help. It meant a lot.
Hope to see you all soon.

Wes and Dale
2009 Cyclone 3912
2008 F-350
2006 Goldwing

12-02-2009, 01:41 PM
Mr Beletti,

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful Christmas gifts. Fed Ex delivered it last week. Both items will be put to good use..

Happy Holidays,

Jim and Lucy Reed

12-02-2009, 10:32 PM
Mr Beletti,

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful Christmas gifts. Fed Ex delivered it last week. Both items will be put to good use..

Happy Holidays,

Jim and Lucy Reed

My trailer warming gift to you and Lucy, Jim.